Miami Lawyer for Injured Disney Cruise Ship Passenger
The laws and rules that govern cruise ship accidents can be complex. Speaking with an attorney experienced in maritime law and cruise ship injuries may be critical to recovering damages if a member of your family has been severely injured aboard a Disney cruise ship. Find out if your family has a legal right to compensation by calling Wolfson & Leon today at 305-285-1115 for your no-cost, no-obligation case analysis.
Families can enjoy the magic of Disneyworld on the open seas. There are five cruise ships in Disney’s fleet. Every ship is geared toward family fun, with plenty of pools and play areas, character experiences, youth clubs, and fireworks at night. Taking a cruise can be an exciting and stress-free way to take the family on vacation. Families can spend quality time together with meals, lodging, and onboard activities. However, convenience can mask the dangers of a cruise. There is a risk of a drowning or near-drowning accident with so many pools and water activities aboard. Passengers may slip and fall while walking on the deck or staircases. People may become sick from viruses or food-borne illnesses.Can I Sue Disney Cruise Lines if I Get Hurt?
The cruise line, ship owner and operator, and employees are responsible for providing reasonable care when you are onboard. If they fail to do so, the ship owner or operator, or cruise line could be found negligent in their responsibility. If negligence caused your injuries, you might have a case to recover damages.
A cruise line or ship owner could be negligent if:
- Safety equipment is broken, or there just aren't enough safety aids on board.
- Exterior walkways do not have the appropriate non-slip surfaces
- Hallways are cluttered with luggage or debris
- Mechanical failures or broken equipment
- The cruise ship does not provide the staff with the appropriate training, or they don’t have enough personnel aboard.
- Lack of safety or emergency protocols
If injuries result from negligence aboard a Disney cruise ship, you might be eligible to recover damages to pay for income lost during your recovery, medical bills, future wage loss, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other damages.File a Claim Against Disney Cruise Line
Your Disney cruise ticket is a contract that includes important terms and conditions associated with your trip. Disney cruise lines require injured passengers to notify their office in writing within six months of the date of the event that caused the injury or illness. Passengers have one year from the event date to file a lawsuit.
In addition to these strict deadlines, passengers must file their lawsuit within the court and jurisdiction called for in their ticket contract. A missed deadline or filing with the wrong court will prevent you from recovering damages.Why Call a Miami Disney Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Lawyer?
When a Disney cruise line accident seriously hurts you or a family member, you need to take immediate steps to understand your legal rights to compensation. Cruise lines give injured passengers a noticeably short time to notify their office of a claim and file a lawsuit. But if you don't meet these deadlines, you cannot recover damages even if you are entitled to.
In addition, cruise ship accidents have an added complexity as they are covered by maritime law. Seeking the help of a Miami cruise ship accident lawyer can be critical to getting the legal help you need to recover damages when your family is affected by a significant injury on a cruise ship.
At Wolfson & Leon, our team of Miami cruise ship accident lawyers helps injured passengers navigate through complex legal and contract issues. If your family is struggling with a severe injury from a cruise ship, we invite you to call us today for a free and confidential case analysis. We review the legal merits of your case, answer questions, and talk through available legal options. You can speak with a Disney cruise line accident lawyer at Wolfson & Leon today by calling 305-285-1115.